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Sep 17, 2011 12:30am PDT
. commissioners you are now on item number 19. case number 2010.0094-x, 740 illinois and 2121 third street. >> good evening, commissioners. ben foo. the project at 740 illinois and 2121 third street proposes demolition of existing commercial fueling facility and construction of a new 68-foot-tall building consistently of approximately 106 dwelling units and 80 off-street parking spaces. seeking planning code exceptions for yard exposure and ground floor active uses. the horseshoe shaped new building fronts on third street and north street with a podium overgrade over basement parking which contains resident units terraces above. they are seeking large project authorization under the neighborhood eastern neighborhood controls. the project complies with the applicable planning code, is consistent with the obblives and policies of the general plan, complies with the first source hiring program and the project will convert an owner-used site into a productive residential development that includes significant site upgrades such as landscaping. the project design consistent with and respects the
Sep 17, 2011 10:15pm EDT
roskam of illinois gives the republican address this week. he talks about how federal regulations are hampering job creation. >> i spent some time traveling the country and talking with folks outside of washington. the number one issue for the people i meet is how we can get back to a place where we are creating good, middle-class jobs that pay well and offer security. that is the idea behind the american jobs act. it is a jobs bill that does to simple things. but more people back to work and more money into the pockets of people who are working. this jobs bill puts construction workers back to work. this jobs bill puts teachers back and the classrooms and keeps cops and firefighters on our streets. this jobs bill gives tax credits to companies that hires are veterans. this jobs bill can next long- term unemployed to temporary work to keep their skills sharp while they look for a job. gives hundreds of thousands of young people the hope of a job next summer. this cuts taxes for every small- business owner in america. it cuts the even more for small business owners to hire new work
Sep 15, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. it is very pedestrian unfriendly and will continue to be so. illinois, industrial its life is being transformed. and everything you can do to assist illinois street, i'm really more worried about what happens on illinois than i am on 3rd. 3rd third is going to be third because that's what it is. the commercial possibilities of third street, in my estimation, are pretty dim. but illinois is going to become more important. and it will be the street that the residents will want to have unified, will want to look at more. i don't know if commissioner antonini caught the comments on the colors and stuff that was made by the project sponsor, but there was very lively discussion at the -- excuse me -- at the dogpatch neighborhood association, that they didn't want a dull single-color building sitting out there anymore. we wanted to do something to liven things up along third street particularly. so that's very neighborhood-driven. what the colors ends up being or how bright they are is something else in not the immediate neighborhood, but the general neighborhood. david baker has done some
Sep 27, 2011 6:00am EDT
. and i want to read into the record, as the senator from illinois comes to speak, several articles, editorials around the country have etorialized exactly on the position that he ended. and it's the point of this whole debate. if we accept the cantor doctrine which requires an offset before you can send help to people that are stranded or flooded out or in an ice storm or in the middle of a tornado, we have to come to washington to cut the budget, the central pennsylvania newspaper said it well. they said it's easy to generalize and say our government spends too much money and needs to cut all gernment programs. then a tornado wipes out joplin, missouri, or a hurricane called irene slams into the east coast, destroying countless homes and lives in vermont or a flood devastates communities in dairy township, middletown and harrisburg, pennsylvania. it is then we count on our local, state and federal government for help and in particular the federal government. we have certainly seen this year through wind, fire and rain, and the ice could be next to come, that fema's financial effor
Sep 14, 2011 4:30am EDT
. surveillance camera captured a bizarre break-in inside an illinois vou illinois restaurant. he stripped down and once inside he went straight to the kitchen where police found him cooking chicken tenders and french fries. >>> a handcuffed suspect in michigan pulled off his own houdini impression while in the backseat of a police car, the suspect slid one of his wrists right out of the cuffs and managed to lower the back window sxes escape. it took three hours for police to capture him. >>> chocolatey fun were unveiled in chicago tuesday, weighing in at 12,000 pounds, a record-breaking chocolate bar is the brainchifld of a chocolate company. >>> and finally, one abraham lincoln impersonator has a unique prowess with pigskin. the honest abe look alike has recorded himself showcasing his throwing accuracy and place-kicking skills. as you can see, various locations. now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel. what do you think? >> i mean, some of those are real, some are fake. some kids will do these things in their backyar
Sep 15, 2011 12:00pm CDT
to be in their 20s police to not have a detailed description. >>the illinois supreme court will hear arguments today in a place torture case that dates back nearly three decades stanley wrice claims that he was tortured into confessing to a 1982 rape say that he would've been convicted even without the confession. he said that he was beaten by officers under the command of former chicago police lt. jon burge the torture ... with sentencing for rod blagojevich just three weeks away federal prosecutors are suggesting that the former governor could get 30 years in prison ... >>prosecutors said that the seriousness of this corruption convictions requires a stiff sentence defense lawyers will argue just the opposite that there is no evidence blagojevich took any money personally for his schemes so he should go free on probation ultimately his fate will remain in the hands of federal judge james zagel. >>congressman joe walsh has to prove that he has made nearly $100,000 in child support payments to his ex-wife laura a. cook county judge issued that ruling yesterday his ex-wife claims that he owe
Sep 17, 2011 9:00pm CDT
. police say was a man. they have not released the name. former illinois senator charles percy has died, he passed away at hospice in washington after suffering from alzheimer's disease. randy bill osama looks back of his life. >> he represented illinois for close to two decades in the u.s. senate once having the foreign relations committee charles h. percy died at 91 after a long struggle with alzheimer's. he served alongside percy and although he was republican in stevens was a democrat he said the two agreed on practically everything, they travel to china together when george w. bush headed the u.s. liaison office in beijing percy entered the senate in 1966 and the canada and upon of the vietnam war and a supporter of tougher enforcement of laws against drug abuse. univ. chicago graduate was seen as presidential imperial material, he had become the chief executive of bell and howell corp. at the age of 29, though he may professional success being his personal life was one of tragedy, his first wife died with the reaction to penicillin and in 1966 his daughter valerie was beaten and stab
Sep 13, 2011 9:00am EDT
and i yield to the gentleman from illinois mr. davis for five minutes. we have more than enough time for your questions. >> mr. chairman let me tanker you in the ranking member for holding this hearing. i also want to thank are witnesses for their expertise in this arena and also for the tremendous services that they have all provided to the country and continue to do so. i think all of us can reflect on september the 11th, 2001. i happen to have been in tel aviv, israel at the moment and of course we were there for a week because we couldn't leave. i have had the opportunity to reflect upon the tremendous impact not only to our country and our way of life but what has happened internationally around the world. i am also reminded and i am pleased that the last few minutes we have had some discussion of budgets, of priorities, of the economy and its impact and i am always reminded of something that frederick douglass said when we talk about what we need and what we want. he would often say that you can't have the rain without the thunder and the lightning. meaning that priorities are
Sep 29, 2011 9:00pm CDT
. counselors also available to talk to anybody about safety concerns. illinois residents rep. dolph toll operators pocketing money drivers give them instead of putting it into the state fell. details of the workers pulled off highway robbery >> illinois tollway estimates about $25,000 to lead by its all employees over the last several years of money returned to employees have been fired but management has to do damage control. scam worked like this after a motorist had over the cash told worker pressed the button for an emergency vehicle does not have to pay tolls and pocketed the money total of 12 toll collectors busted doing this. >> they collected money in many cases took that money in other cases gave people free passes >> tollway inspector general jim wagner says in one case to a worker doing this for years stealing more than $7,000. >> very disturbing to anybody not going to where they should be going >> illinois tollway executive director says there are about 500 toll collectors and the chicago area and the scantily and bought a few bad apples management wants to be sure cust
Sep 23, 2011 9:00am EDT
. thank you, roger. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> i ask permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. >> thank you, mr. speaker. this week president obama went to new york to address united nations general assembly. he did so remarkably for an american leader from a position of weakness. mr. schilling: as the palestinian authority began to campaign at the u.n., this administration waivered and vacillated and did nothing for too long. this was a failure of leadership and leaves us, our israeli allies and the ever tense middle east at an uncertain crossroads. the president might have been able to rescue the situation with the forceful speech laying down a clear marker of america's support for israel. instead, he falsely blamed israel for the stalemated peace process. mr. hultgren: i have always believed that our relationship with israel is unique and critical to both countries. those beliefs were reinforced when i had the opportunity to visit with israel and meet
Sep 19, 2011 5:00pm EDT
for the state of illinois. the presiding officer: without objection, the senate proceeds to the measure. mr. reid: i ask unanimous consent the resolution be agreed to, the preamble be agreed to, the motion to reconsider be laid on the table with no intervening action or debate and any statements relating to this resolution be placed in the record as if read. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: i ask consent that the appointments at the desk appear separately in the record as if made by the chair. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: i ask unanimous consent that when the senate completes its business today it adjourn until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning tuesday september 20. following the prayer and pledge, the journal of proceedings be approved to date, the morning hour be deemed expired the time for the two leaders be reserved for their use later in the day. following any leader remarks the senate be in a period of morning business for an hour. senators permitted to speak for up to ten minutes ea
Sep 19, 2011 12:00pm EDT
senators can speak regarding the tributes they wish to make to former senator charles percy of illinois. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: mr. president, i am told we would like to end morning business at 4:45 so i ask unanimous consent morning business expire at that time. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: mr. president, i was saddened to hear the terrible accident on friday which killed ten people and injured many more. we just received word an hour ago another person had died in the hospital. my heart goes out to those who were hurt and my thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives. including the pilot of the world war ii era plane that crashed into the spectators. i commend the many responders who rushed to the scene friday, their quick thinking and skillful assistance saved lives. while this crash was devastating, and it was, it's fortunate and i'm glad the pilot took quick action to prevent additional loss of life. by avoiding a grandstand packed with thousands of expect taters. -- spectators. my four children and my son attend
Sep 20, 2011 10:30am PDT
: to understand what the plans are exactly, that is from caterville way? >> from illinois street, terry francois, turning right before the o'doule bridge. that whole section is currently planned. planned as separate segments, some of them are connected to redevelopment project. making this investment at this point i am planning to sign and construction fees, the project will -- will be completed before it pays for the improvements. we are trying to time and out. supervisor avalos: is there currently a bike lane along this area? >> yes. supervisor avalos: representing one of the most critical route. and a timeline for all of that? >> one section is ready to be paved in 2012. another section of what illinois street is for 2015. we will be working with them. supervisor campos: colleagues, and the other questions? is there any member of the public that would like to speak? these come forward. >> good morning, commissioners. good question, and thank you. we are very supportive of the staff recommendation to bring pedestrian project forward. for various reasons, these projects are probably not perfect
Sep 20, 2011 1:00am EDT
term grid after that, a tribute to the late former senator charles percy of illinois. a couple of live events to tell you about tomorrow morning. at 10:00 a.m. eastern, the joint economic committee holds a hearing on the federal debt and the u.s. economy. that is here on c-span. and on our companion network c- span 3, former white house budget director alice rivlin testifies about job creation for the senate budget committee. that is at 9:30 a.m. eastern. more now about congressional republican plans for the economy and jobs. from "washington journal," this is about an hour. host: this morning, it is more about jobs, specifically what the congressional republicans put forth. this is a follow-up to our chat on the president's jobs plan we recently had dean baker is co- director of the center for economic and policy research. we are also joined by james sherk of the heritage foundation, a senior policy analyst in the area of labor economics. first broad question for each of you. dean baker, how would you describe what republicans are trying to put forth on jobs? guest: essentially a do-n
Sep 2, 2011 12:00pm CDT
... the illinois transportation department is suspending road construction where possible to ease traffic congestion ... >>the state health department is recalling ludwig dairy products after finding a number of violations at the dixon facility health officials said the equipment operating improperly at the derrick potentially allow raw milk unpasteurized milk to be mixed ludwig dairy products are sold in northern illinois counties that include coke cain, dupage, lake, will and the camry it drinkable yogurt sold under the brand name nuestro quesa is also being recalled no illnesses have been reported ... >>costume jewelry and gently worn clothing with matching blazers and accessories size 10 shoes and all sorts of colors not to mention clown figurines are there for bargain shoppers that will be helping have the former cicero town president betty loren maltese who was holding a garage sale everything must go to raise money nancy loo is live with a report ... >>there's lots of stuff ... following her corruption scandal legal bills and release from prison she has expenses ... >>unexpecte
Sep 6, 2011 12:00pm CDT
governor quinn says even with a higher state income tax illinois may be forced to lay off thousands of state workers. good afternoon i'm steve sanders >>and i am dina bair we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country and wgn america and on the web ... wgn's nancy loo is live at the school governor quinn visited today on the first day of fall classes ... >>the governor says drastic cuts and layoffs may be necessary despite the new illinois income tax hike ... >>soon after greeting hundreds of kids air after kicking off the school day this morning ... the governor confirmed that thousands of state workers mesa and its layoff notices he squarely blames the state legislature for passing a budget that fell far short of its target for state spending ... >>this is gonna really result in a situation where the state will not have enough money to get to its fiscal year ... >>according to sources from tribune the hardest hit will be social services and correctional centers ... one of the state's largest unions says the layoffs would violate their collective bargaining a
Sep 13, 2011 12:00pm CDT
and the nation's rising levels of obesity. illinois officials hope to help hungry families and kill off an invasive species with a new target humber now programs the program has added asian carp to the menu which encourages hunters and fishermen to donate food to the needy they also hope increased demand will get commercial fishermen involved. the invasive species asian carp have been spreading across illinois rivers and streams and are harmful to local ecosystems because they kill off native species illinois officials said they plan to give a cooking demonstration later this month on how to prepare the fish they just put up their debut cd this summer live music as midday from blues and rhythm-and-blues band tweed funk catch them tonight for just $5 at the back porch of the house of blues chicago ... part of my job is teaching my patients how to take insulin. but i've learned a lot from patients who use flexpen. flexpen comes pre-filled with the insulin i take and i can dial the exact dose of insulin i need. i live my life on the go and need an on-the-go insulin. i don't need to
Sep 25, 2011 9:00pm CDT
tribute to fallen firefighters. >> the families of illinois soldiers to make the ultimate sacrifice are honored in a ceremony appeared >> a very happy welcome home for two american hikers who spend years and an iranian prison. >> more showers popped up around the chicago area today, even some reports of pale along the wisconsin border. what about tomorrow? not a great pitcher, i will give details ahead. fife stuff off ♪ ♪ [ woman ] we didn't know where to go next with eric's adhd. his stimulant medicine was helping but some symptoms were still in his way. so the doctor kept eric on his current medicine and added nonstimulant intuniv to his treatment plan. [ male announcer ] for some children like eric adding once-daily nonstimulant intuniv to their stimulant has been shown to provide additional adhd symptom improvement. don't take if allergic to intuniv, its ingredients or taking other medicines with guanfacine, like tenex. intuniv may cause serious side effects, such as low blood pressure low heart rate fainting, and sleepiness.
Sep 29, 2011 12:00pm CDT
blagojevich is held in illinois law license since 1984 rod blagojevich as a legal team has until october 11th to convince the state supreme court to let him keep his law license >>recordings of 911 calls involving state senator suzi schmidt were just released the lake county sheriff suburban releases calls after schmidt and her husband had a domestic dispute monday ... >>i'm having a little problem with my has been right now >>like a domestic debt problem >>yes it's fine now so if he calls him his name is robert schmidt you should ignore him >>i just caught and with and not a woman that's why am i sat >>well that's understandable but unfortunately we can't ignore any of these calls coming in to 911 ... a police officer would have to be dispatched >>i just let you know that i'm fine >>prosecutors have declined to file charges in any of the incidence suzi schmidt released a statement saying that she never intended to appropriately use her title when she made the call and apologized if any of her comments seemed inappropriate >>a new book about walter payton is tarnishing his image a le
Sep 30, 2011 12:00pm CDT
. >>the a addition scandal at the university of illinois turns into a legal fight over the privacy rights of students. the case is pending the chicago tribune against the university of illinois. at the dirksen federal building this morning the two sides battled over whether the university chef to comply with the chicago tribune's investigation into the scandal >>the tribune once the university to release the names and addresses of students and their parents who were accepted into the schools' main campus thanks to the clout of the alumni but the university claims handed over that information would violate federal law no word on when that judge will be expected to make a ruling. >>a new report said that chicago public schools have delivered only small gains in the classroom of the last two decades the university of chicago researchers said that despite a slew of educational reforms since 1988, there is little improvement in math and reading comprehension for elementary and middle school students. the ripoff of the report faults cps leaders for a widening achievement gap between black and
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Aug 31, 2011 11:00pm PDT
is the senior united states senator from the great state of illinois. please welcome to the program senator dick durbin. sir, nice to see you again. [cheering and applause] >> how are you doing? >> jon: all right. that was nice. you saw the show back in the green room. >> yeah, i did. >> jon: i apologize. normally that's the kind of stuff we would show someone from the house of representatives. you are more obviously esteemed. how are you holding up? you've been at the senate how long? >> 15 years. >> jon: 15 years. is this the worst it's been? do you sense people's upset with congress? >> jon, they say the approval rating of congress is between 6% and 19%. i don't believe we have that many relatives, so... >> jon: it's getting ugly out there. >> the numbers are inflated. [laughter] >> jon: is it... do you... do you believe it is understandable that people might be frustrated with, for instance, this debt ceiling issue and the deficit reduction plans and those things? are the american people being incredibly unfair, or can you understand their upset? >> oh, i get it. i understand it. here we hav
Sep 20, 2011 11:00pm PDT
that are invading various waters,let illinois rivvr, tennessee river, they came up the mississippi. a type of asian carp that jumps out of the water and snacks into you. >> [chuckling] >> it sounds funny the way you said it. >> it is a horrible environmental problem, very serious. you go online, look at the videos, the silver carp jumps in the illinois. the people are like help! >> [laughter] >> it is like what youtube was made for. >> and it is really a serious problem. but -- so i started as i started doing the reporting, it was really funny. russia is a funny country, it is funny intentionally. >> intentionally or unintentionally. >> and unintentionally, also. i looked for what is funny. russia, it is like slap stick, only you actually die. [laughter] >> that is funny on some levels, i think. >> it is extreme humor. we're not just hitting you, this is real humor. the people are so good at adjusting to just horrible things that happen with humor. and i think the funniest write ares that ever wrote i think, were american. that is problem a cultural presently. -- there were russian writers in the 2
Sep 19, 2011 6:30pm PDT
celulares pueden ser la sal vacaciones pa salvaciÓn para miles de indocumentados en illinois. no es sÓlo la lÍnea aed ayuda, es una red de abogados que tenemos que darÁn primer consulta gratis a las familias y servicio sociales, para las familias, casos en que las familias se quedan sin como comprar comida o pagar renta. 120 esto naciÓ 15 meses despuÉs de estudiar a cÓmo responder a lo que llaman una crisis humanitari humanitaria. si yo hubiese tenido esta lÍnea aed ayuda hubiese sido un proceso mÁs corto, porque me hubiesen referido al lugar adecuado, que donde me pudieran ayudar. >>> en los Último aÑos 80 mil niÑos han quedado solos luego que al menos uno de sus padre fuera deportado. >>> la informaciÓn que necesitamos es el nombre de la persona que busca, o la persona que estÁ detenida, tambiÉn un nÚmero que es el que podemos identificar donde estÁn, tenemos que saber de quÉ paÍs son. >>> la lÍnea aed ayuda entrÓ en funcionamiento y asistirÁ a inmigrantes de todos los paÍses para ayudar a consulados como el de mÉxico.>>> esto viene a sumar y a ayudar en el trabajo q
Sep 23, 2011 4:00am PDT
concerns about a global recession. >>> and carp diem. illinois officials promote a tasty new use for an unwanted pest. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, september 23, 2011. >>> hello and very good morning to you. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. today we begin with just squeezing by. after an embarrassing defeat earlier this week of a spending bill to keep the government running, last night house republicans barely muscled through a new version of the bill but not surprisingly the battle isn't over yet. nbc tracie potts joins us now from washington. >> reporter: good morning. it's not over yet but they really don't have a lot of time. the possible shut down could happen by the end of next week. so they may only have a few hours to work this out. the house did pass a bill only by about 16 votes that would keep government running through the middle of november. here is some reaction after that vote. >> this bill is an embarrassment. this is not worthy of this congress. vote no on this latest assault. on the republican plan. >>
Sep 12, 2011 5:30pm PDT
, of course, create most of the jobs in this country, so we sent cynthia bowers to one business in illinois to find out whether the president's plan would create jobs there. >> reporter: scott bartmess and his partner started a fire and security alarm business six years ago. >> we've got 24 people. >> reporter: he's nervous about the direction of the economy, but he's bullish about his business. he is turning away clients because he doesn't have enough cash to hire new technicians what will be the difference in the number of people you can afford to hire versus what you would like to be able to hire? >> about six or seven people. >> and it will cut payroll taxes in half for every working american and every small business. (applause) >> reporter: bartmess likes president obama's proposal to cut the payroll tax in half. it could save the company more than $50,000 a year-- enough to pay most of the costs of another worker. >> small businesses will get a tax cut if they hire new workers or if they raise workers' wages. >> reporter: the proposed hiring tax credits would be a benefit, too. but $4
Sep 18, 2011 12:30pm PDT
deportacion de estÁn llevando a cabo en este paÍs. me refiero al congresista de illinois, luÍs gutiÉrrez, que nos honra nuevamente con su presencia. >>gracias, josÉ. >>digo que usted quizÁs es mas responsable que otra persona porque aunque el presidente obama fue el que decidiÓ hacer estos cambios en cÓmo se orientan las deportaciones, si no es por la presiÓn de personas como usted, algunos dudan que hubiera actuado el presidente. ¿quÉ hizo exactamente el presidente y cuÁl es su reacciÓn a estos cambios? >>bueno, nÚmero uno, alegrÍa. estoy muy contento con los nuevos cambios, estamos vigilando, queremos aprender cÓmo utilizar esta... es como ser carpintero y tener nuevas herramientas o cualquier persona, es una nueva herramienta, hay que aprender cÓmo utilizarla para maximizar el beneficio para la comunidad, pero ya sabemos que los jÓvenes, hay un millÓn de jovenes que se hubieran beneficiado del dream act, llegaron a temprana edad, estÁn estudiando, ya no los van a deportar, es mÁs, estan cancelando las deportaciones de jÓvenes, durante este programa lo estÁn haciendo. o s
Sep 7, 2011 12:00am PDT
of prisons to designate him first to illinois. i understand that as long as he is within 500 miles, they have met their guidelines. i talked the other day and put in a medical transfer for him very shortly after he got in illinois. and i want to make sure, tavis, i say, they have been great to deal with and work with. they have treated him fairly. they have treated him very nice. i think the concern, there are not many federal medical facilities that are really right there that do focus on medical issues within the federal system, and, remember, rochester is where the mayo clinic is, i think, so i think out of a true concern for his mental and physical well-being put him in a very good medical facility. tavis: there is, of course, the court of law, and there is the court of public opinion. the jury had the case. i know this is an impossible question. how does chris mcnair -- how is he regarded now in birmingham, alabama? >> tavis, i think it is a mixed bag, candidly. i think people at the very core have been just a very, very disappointed in chris. many will believe he is getting exactly what
Sep 5, 2011 2:30am PDT
made in his own yard. >> this is crazy. i read that a man from illinois discovered $150,000 in his garden. do you hear that, president obama? a man from illinois actually grew the economy. isn't that wild? this is cool. a company is building a new hotel in space located 200 miles above earth. it's going to be weird when the bell boy's like can i help you with your bag? just follow them up. a man in arkansas spotted his house being robbed from an airplane. yeah. today police released this sketch of the suspect. >> on jimmy tonight, steve carell, and music act matt and kim. that's late night with jimmy fallon on your local nbc station. >>> time for your entertainment news. chalk up another win at the box office for the film that seems like it just cannot lose. for the third straight week "the help" finished as top film, this time with just under $15 million. after four weeks out, it's fast approaching an impressive overall total of close to $120 million. >>> the helen mirren thriller, "the debt" debuted slightly better than expected just off $10 million to take the second spot. "apol
Sep 19, 2011 4:30am EDT
, southeastern states bracing for what will be incoming rainfall. the heaviest rain will be across illinois and missouri for the next few days. the northeast, beautiful weekend. 55 in new york currently, 43 hartford, 43 in albany, 53 in boost. we'll gradually warm things up in the northeast. 7 in washington, a little cooler in dallas, 88 there. 91 in san antonio. that's a quick look at the weather across the region. now look at the forecast closer to home. in orlando, storms back in the forecast for you. 91 pb the afternoon high there. kansas city, employ. plus, a break from the rain. 78 with mostly cloudy skies. right here in new york, lots of sunshine. temperatures right around 72. so nice to see a little bit of a warm-up coming into the northeast. it was awfully cool awfully quick here for the last few days. >> yeah. i wanted to have some hot cider or something. >>> coming up, breaking news, travelers are sad when vacation ends. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus, we'll tell you all the big winners at television's biggest night, the emmy awards. >>> coming up,
Sep 23, 2011 4:30am EDT
recession. >>> and carp diem. illinois oe potentials promote a tasty new use for an unwanted pest. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, september 23, 2011. >>> hello and very good morning to you. today we begin with just squeezing by. after an embarrassing defeat earlier this week of a spending bill to keep the government running, last night house republicans barely muscled through a new version of the bill but not surprisingly the battle isn't over yet. nbc tracie potts joins us now from washington. >> reporter: good morning. let's bring you up to date. first of all, the big concern here is will there or will there not be a government shutdown next friday? both houses of congress are to be off. in fact, the house is scheduled to adjourn this afternoon. they have passed a bill that would keep government running through the middle of november. it passed by only 16 votes last night. here's what both sides said about it. >> this bill is an embarrassment. this is not worthy of this congress. vote no on this latest assault. on the republican plan. >> that you recall voting f
Sep 8, 2011 12:00pm CDT
.. >> in fact some republican representatives will not even attend a speech tonight. among them illinois congressman joe walsh he was the first to announce he will not be there tonight. joe walsh says he's coming home tonight instead to meet with business owners to hear their ideas for jobs. >> 8 republicans faced off last night but most attention was focused on rick perry and mitt romney they sparred on many issues like who made more jobs in their home state. >> i came into a state that was in huge trouble we turned it around three-four years we had unemployment..... >> the super committee that was formed they have until november 23rd to come up with a blueprint that will then vote on in december. >> joining us now to discuss the debate and looked to the president's job address is our political analyst paul lisnek. >> he was asked more questions than anybody last night. as the debate when non and got into some other issues he showed a little bit of the weakness mitt romney went after him and he had to because he used to be the front man. >> if we at one >ron paul went after ronald reaga
Sep 2, 2011 12:00pm PDT
? >> well, illinois has a unemployment rate of hovering 9%, and it is a big problem, and former chief of staff rahm emanuel is trying to do things to adjust it locally. i think that president obama has a strong base in chicago. the national constituency groups that he is having trouble with which is now almost everyone as karen know, and you name it, he has to mend fences with them, but there is still a very strong democratic base in illinois, and democratic governor and democratic state house, and you know, senate. so, that's not a state that he really has to worry about, and though in 2010, republicans did make inroads in the house. >> indeed. lynn sweet and karen finny, thank you for joining us, and you both have a very good labor day weekend. >> you, too. >>> and right now we are watching tropical storm lee moving toward the gulf coast and with the potential of up to 20 inches of rain. the louisiana governor bobby jindal has declared a state of emergency ahead of the storm because of flash flooding. and mississippi governor haley bor bour barbour is following suit. we are keeping
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that station. just under three hours from now many seniors in illinois it losing the privilege of using matra for freight cta and pace. program ending the only seniors allowed for freight low income seniors depressed able to ride at reduced fares. former governor rod blagojevich introduced the program but drawing to a close because they needed the money. >> it was nice but it is fair for those who can't afford it to pay the same gear scan of seniors can apply for reduced fares. chicago transit leaders of lying about lost tax revenue calling on them to drop a lawsuit also one of the most talked about story in chicago. northwest suburban man found a fortune in his vegetable garden and hot start in summer september and half a century tom skilling says not going to last. hello tom skilling. wgn news @ 9 women everywhere are joining the revolution against scrubbing on their hands and knees. they're using new resolve easy clean to deep clean their carpets. its upright brush with activating trigger removes three times more dirt than vacuuming alone. it's just one, two three easy steps for be
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to chicago and the suburbs. >> conditions are perfect for this to happen northern illinois. >> schaumburg fire department received 100 calls wanting to know was something on fire? wondering about the unknown a fire burning somewhere we were not notified. a short period of the unknown but shortly thereafter started to receive information >> air quality chicago area still could-immoderate officials mccaffrey lake county said it out alerts orurging those with cardiac trouble or children to stay indoors until the haze clears. >> it is terrible for people with respiratory problems by windows are closed and by air conditioning is on >> hundreds of firefighters still working to get that a massive fire in minnesota under control. the smoky smell and the case cuddling her. smoky haze could linger on. >> official word from tom skilling weather center >> gaynor is right on we just learned fire has grown to 100,000 a. producing orange sun sets a beautiful sunsets around the area. in the city bringing the smoke down to the ground. fascinating nasa images. smoke cloud coming down a couple of. bl
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